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United States Confederate States: 1862 5 cents, the die.

United States Confederate States: 1862 5 cents, the die.

Engraver: J.F. Joubert de la Ferte

Medium: Die

Date: 1862

Shelfmark: The General Collection

Item number: 1

Genre: Philatelic item

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During the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865 the Confederate States of America issued its own stamps.

In 1862 a supply of 5 cents blue together with the printing plate was ordered from Thomas De La Rue & Company of London. The first printing was made in London, and afterwards from the same plate by Archer & Daly of Richmond, Virginia.

Exhibited is the original Die from which the plate was made.

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